Always Events® Toolbox


Always Events® Toolbox


This toolbox contains tools and strategies to assist health care professionals in implementing Always Events ® initiatives and meeting their patient- and family-centered care goals. Always Events ® are defined as “those aspects of the patient and family experience that should always occur when patients interact with healthcare professionals and the delivery system.”

These tools and strategies were developed by numerous health care professionals from across the country as they implemented initiatives designed to enhance the care provided to patients through the implementation of Always Events ® .

The toolbox includes materials in the following areas:

  • Healthcare communication
  • Transitions of care
  • Acute care
  • Pediatrics
  • Long-term care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing
  • Utilization of technology
  • Patient discharge
  • Care coordination
  • Medication management
  • Ambulatory care
  • Simulation-based curricula
  • Geriatric


Picker Institute, Inc.

Funding Sources:

Picker Institute, Inc.


Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: December 2011
Last Updated: 05/09/12

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